How to Downgrade iOS 7.1 to iOS 6.1.3 [17 Steps] using iH8sn0w

Apple is more concern about their iOS security. To prevent jailbreaking and tweaking, they have stopped signing 6.1.4 and further older 6.13 after introducing iOS 7.1. Actually those iDevices can’t downgrade iOS 7.1 to 6.1.3 which can capable to run 7.0, 7.0.4, 7.1. Now there are no luck for you, if you have iPhone 5S, 5C and or any iDevice which runs on iOS 7.1 or further new release in this series.

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But, there is some interesting news for iPhone 4 users, who have saved SHSH blobs for iOS 6.1.3. The news is, if you have iPhone 4 and if you have saved SHSH blobs, you can still able to Downgrade iOS 7, 7.0.4, 7.1 to 6.1.3 or older firmware with the help of iFaith.

We were getting a bunch of request to publish the solution or fix to downgrade iOS 7 to 6.1.3, so we put hands on couple of device that run on iOS 7.1 and as always there is no luck for us too, but when we tried iPhone 4 to downgrade for some devices that have SHSH blobs backup, those iDevices can still downgrade.

Downgrade iOS 7, 7.0.4, 7.1 to iOS 6.1.3

So, here is what you wanted to get back your favorite jailbroken iOS 6.1.3 once again step by step. But, there is a few instructions which you need to understand and follow. I have mention all of them below.

Compatible iDevices: Only iPhone 4 users can downgrade iOS 7, if they have saved 6.1.3′s SHSH blobs. This is clear that iPhone 5, 5S, 5C, 4S users can’t downgrade whether they have 6.1.3 blobs or not, because they are fully capable to run iOS 7, 7.0.4 and 7.1. And we would like to recommend you that please take a backup, before starting downgrading procedure and full charge your iPhone battery.

One more thing; iFaith only available for Windows operating systems, so if you have Mac OS, then avoid downgrading on Mac OS and install iFaith on Windows operating system. Detailed steps provided below…

1 iFaith works only Windows operating system, So, Download iFaith v1.5.9 using your Windows PC.

2 You will need to have iOS 6.1.3 firmware, so download it. Google for it. You will easily find 6.1.3 firmware on the web.

3 Downgrading is possible only with iTunes 11, if you have new version such as iTunes 11.1 or 11.0.5 then uninstall it, download and install iTunes 11.

4 Connect your iPhone 4 with windows PC. Make sure that you have fully charged your iPhone 4 battery before starting downgrading procedure. Downgrade process may consume a lot of battery power, so, its advisable to have fully charged battery.

5 Now launch iFaith application from your windows. iFaith application interface will be open. Click on OK button to proceed to the next step.

6 There will be four options in this window. Choose “Show Available SHSH Caches on Server” option.

7 iFaith will ask you whether you want to use newly connected device (That’s your iPhone 4)? Hit “Yes” and continue to the next step.

8 This window will show you three option line by line. Choose third option “Show list of available SHSH blobs on TSS server(s)”. In the next screen, iFaith will show you all the available iPhone 4 SHSH blobs on server to download.

Note: This is very important step to downgrade your iOS 7.1 to 6.1.3 successfully. So, choose correct 6.1.3 SHSH blobs correctly.

9 Select 6.1.3 blob from Cydia only and press “Download selected blob(s)” option. It will ask to save it. Choose desktop and press OK. iFaith will show you the estimated time, when it will finish downloading iOS 6.1.3 SHSH blob from Cydia. Press OK. Then, It will again ask you to choose newly connected device? Press “No”. iFaith will be exit.

10 Now again open iFaith application and press OK. This time, again it will show you four options, choose first option “Build signed IPSW w/ blobs”. In the next screen, it will ask you to browse iOS 6.1.3 blobs from your computer. Browse it and press OK. iFaith will inform you that your apticket is valid, hit OK.

11 iFaith again ask you to browse iOS 6.1.3 IPSW. If you have downloaded it earlier, browse and submit or press download it first.

12 iFaith verify the IPSW and if it is the correct file, it will ask you to Build IPSW. Press on it.

Note: iFaith will build custom IPSW file using your firmware and iOS 6.1.3 blobs that you have selected in above procedure. When it finished building IPSW file, a inform message will come up, click OK and continue.

13 Put your iPhone 4 into DFU mode. (I think you know what is DFU mode)

14 Open iTunes that you have installed in earlier steps. It will be open in “Recovery Mode” Click on OK to continue.

15 Now hold down “Shift Key” and Click on Restore iPhone button from pane. Browse Custom IPSW that you have build using iFaith iH8snOw tool.

16 iTunes will now restore your iPhone 4 using that custom IPSW file. Remember one thing that don’t disconnect your iPhone 4 from iTunes during the restore procedure.

17 Once iOS 7 downgrading and iOS 6.1.3 restore will be finish, follow on screen instruction to set up your iPhone.

Note: Congratulations! You have successfully downgraded your iPhone 4 from iOS 7.1 to iOS 6.1.3.

From Editor’s Desk

Its a long procedure, it may take enough time, so downgrade iOS 7 to 6.1.3 when you have enough time for it to do. Tutorial looks too long, but when you will downgrade iOS 7, it will not be too long as appears.

If you are feeling nervous, above video might help you in downgrading your iPhone 4. Please make sure that iH8snOw iFaith tool only works for iPhone 4 and for Windows operating systems.

Just make a comment, if you are facing any error.

EvasiOn7 Jailbreak Compatibility list:

iPhone 5S, 5C: iOS 7, 7.0.4, 7.0.5, 7.0.6, iOS 7.1
iPhone 4, 4S: iOS 7, 7.0.4, 7.0.5, 7.0.6, iOS 7.1
iPad 2: iOS 6.1.3, iOS 7, 7.0.4, 7.0.5, 7.0.6, iOS 7.1
iPad 3: iOS 7, 7.0.4, 7.0.5, 7.0.6, iOS 7.1
iPad 4: iOS 7, 7.0.4, 7.0.5, 7.0.6, iOS 7.1
iPad Air: iOS 7, 7.0.4, 7.0.5, 7.0.6, iOS 7.1
iPad Mini 2, 1: iOS 7, 7.0.4, 7.0.5, 7.0.6, iOS 7.1
iPod Touch 3G, 4G, 5th Generation: iOS 7, 7.0.4, 7.0.5, 7.0.6

Note: Let us know via comments, if any app do not working.

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  • dash

    errror 1600 how to fix that ?

    • crash

      same here: error 1600. they mustve been quick to fix that particular bug

  • nunobcm

    It is possible to downgrade iphone 4 from 7.1 to 7.03 if i have shsh bloob backup ?

  • Joshua Gavina

    Modem Firmware will downgrade?

    • Joshua Gavina

      i mean modem firmware will downgrade too?

  • Mushroom taco

    I want to try this guide, but the English is too horrible to read it

    • Nick Powell

      don’t focus it, it works
      I have downgraded iOS 7.1 to iOS 7.0.4 using it
      try it before too late

      • Mrinal

        I am running ios 7.0.4, but my mail, safari, calculator, and weather apps crash on startup. Hence i wanna restore it to ios 7.0.4. will it be possible?

        • Higgins

          yes, use semi restore iOS 7 to restore iOS 7.0.4

          • anonymous

            can we have your backup shsh blob for ios 7.0.4 sir ?

          • Nick Powell

            sure, but why

  • Nikhil

    Will there be any chance for ip5 for ios 6 ?

  • brook

    do you HAVE to have cydia?

  • Zo Rakotoarisoa

    please help me, i have no pass icloud from my new ipad mini used ios 7.1 what do i do to activate? thanks
    sorry from my english, i’m speking french ;)

  • JC

    iFaith will NOT show you all the available iPhone 4 SHSH blobs on server to download. It says “none” when I click on “Show list of available SHSH blobs on TSS server(s)”. I am using iphone 4, 7.1 wtf is going on?

    • Facky

      You have the newest iphone – iphone 4 ( model 3,2 ) it means that you can´t downgrade it because you haven´t saved your shsh blobs for 6.1.3. I am sorry dude, I have same problem as you :-/

      • miky

        Is there any way to download iPhone 4 SHSH blobs or iOS 7.0.4 SHSH blobs?

        • bob

          Unfortunetly they are unique to your Iphone. So you cannot download a SHSH blob since it is from someone elses phone

          • Penn State

            it means if you haven’t saved SHSH Blobs, you would not downgrade iPhone, iPad air or iPad mini?

  • Ravinder Kumar

    Will this work if I downgrade iPhone 5S (7.1) to 7.0.4 or 7.0.6??

  • Ellie

    I wanna downgrade my iPhone from iOS7.1 to iOS7
    help me please

  • rl_19

    hi, i´ve got an ipad 4G (iOS 7.1) and i want to downgrade it to 7.0.6 .. is there a possibility to make it? Please help me .. :)

  • lee

    hi , could u tell me why i cant find any SHSH blobs when i connected it with my iphone 4s ?
    and can i really downgrade from 7.1 to 6.1.3?

    • Ellen

      there are couple of users who are downloading iOS 7.1 and restore iOS 6.1.3
      you can read comments and ask them

  • Isey MJ

    why i getting 37 error
    wht mean tht plezz help anyone…….?

    • iPad Air Expert

      Do you mean error 37?
      Which iDevice you were using? iPad Air, iPad Mini or iPhone? and please mention iOS firmware, Do you have downgraded from iOS 7.1 to iOS 6.1.3 or iOS 7?

      • Isey MJ

        im using iphone 4 16gb
        ios 7.1 to 6.1.3…

        • iPad Air Expert

          do you mean, you were downgrade or restore iOS 6.1.3 from iOS 7.1? or wanna downgrade to iOS 7 from iOS 7.1?
          How to restore iOS 7.0.4 from iOS 7.1
          how to downgrade iOS 7.1

          • Isey MJ

            yess…downgrade from iOS 7.1 to iOS 6.1.3…
            using ifaith and restore custom iOS with itunes
            How to restore iOS 7.0.4 from iOS 7.1
            how to downgrade iOS 7.1

          • Haris Adil

            error 37… try a different computer. It helped me and others mentioned below.

  • Nyan

    I don’t have iOS 7.0.4 or iOS 7.0.6 SHSH Blobs, can I downgrade iOS 7.1 without SHSH Blobs?

  • Nicole scissor

    how to downgrade iOS 7.1 to iOS 7?

    • Shane

      the same thing here, how to downgrade iPhone iOS 7.1 to iOS 7 without SHSH Blobs
      my friends claim that they have downgraded iPad air and iPad mini from iOS 7.1 to iOS 7
      How to restore iOS 7.0.4 from iOS 7.1
      how to downgrade iOS 7.1

  • Haris Adil

    I successfully downgraded from 7.1 to 6.1.3 and then jailbreak with redsn0w… Thank you very much for the post :)

    • Zara

      I also done it yesterday
      really it’s helpful
      I downgraded my iPhone 4s from iOS 7.1 to iOS 6.1.3

      • Rick

        I wanna downgrade iOS 7.1 to 7.0.4
        I’ve iPad air iOS 7.1 without jailbreak

      • mikeee

        iphone 4s..!!!!
        does it work with iphone 4s…?

        • mikeee

          help me ..! if it works…

    • Isey MJ

      how can??
      i`m getting error 37

      • Haris Adil

        Hi MJ,

        I was also getting error 37 on my laptop. Never get to overcome it. So I used my PC to restore using this guide.

        My suggestion is you should try using some other PC/Laptop to restore.

        • Rose

          How to restore iOS 7 from iOS 7.1
          please help me Haris, I’ve iPad Air iOS 7.1 and I’m getting Error 37 on my desktop PC. How to fix Error 37
          Actually, my friend had adviced me to upgrade to iOS 7.1, but now I’m unhappy because there is no jailbreak Cydia tweaks for iOS 7.1
          I wanna restore iOS 7.0.4 back from iOS 7.1, but error 37 doesn’t allow me to do.
          Please Haris…
          I’ll get back to you soon

          • Haris Adil

            As I said before I couldn’t resolve error 37 issue. I just used a different computer to restore. I think it has something to do with communicating with the servers. I turned off my anti-virus and firewall but that didn’t help either.

            So have u tried on a different computer to restore? It worked for me

          • Rose

            thanks man!
            it worked, finally, I’m also out from iOS 7.1
            I done exactly what the author has mentioned but with different computer
            I’ve downgraded iOS 7.1

          • Haris Adil

            Glad it helped :)

          • Lucy

            Have you restore iOS 7 or 6.1.3?
            one more thing, do you have SHSH Blobs saved?

          • Haris Adil

            I downgraded to iOS 6.1.3 and yes I have the SHSH Blobs for 6.1.3

          • Sarah Palin

            Haris I’m very excited about restore iOS 7 back. I’ve iPad air iOS 7.1 which I upgraded accidentally. I don’t have SHSH Blobs and wanna downgrade iOS 7.1 and restore iOS 7.0.4
            can you guide me step by step how to restore iOS 7 without SHSH Blobs or with SHSH Blobs, but how to get iOS 7 SHSH Blobs?

          • Haris Adil

            Did you jailbreaked your iOS 7.0? If you did you can get the SHSH Blobs using iFaith or tinyumbrella. If not then I don’t think it will be possible to downgrade because after the final release of iOS 7.1, apple may have stopped issuing tickets for iOS 7. I don’t know for sure because they were issuing tickets during iOS 7.1 beta release for iOS 7

          • Sarah Palin

            that’s great support
            who are you Haris? Are you author?

          • Haris Adil

            No, just a iPhone user :)


          • Helper

            I love your writing, would you love to write your experience about tweaks and iPhone? if admin agrees

          • fafa

            may u email me ur SHSH BLOBS for 6.1.3 – for iphone 4??email me

          • Ellie

            please me too

        • Isey MJ

          i will try it…
          wht vesion 4 ur itunes??
          tq haris

          • Haris Adil

            I used the link above.

  • steffen

    I never get to downgrade my iPhone 4 7.0.4 to 6.1.3 using custom firmware :(, I only get error 1600 every time, please help me. And yes I have the shsh blobs + I use itunes 11.0.5 and tried using 10.7 too

  • Guest1

    Can 7.0.4 blobs be saved? I want to downgrade back to 6.1 but want to be able to go back to a jail breakable version of 7 when 6.x is no longer supported.

  • Guest

    how to get blobs from ios 7.0.4
    How to restore iOS 7.0.4 from iOS 7.1
    how to downgrade iOS 7.1

  • Guest

    How to downgrade iOS 7.1 to iOS 7.0.4?

  • Guest

    Every time I try I get either error 1600 which is usb port or cable which I know its not either one because I’ve tried three different cabled and three different computers.. Then it will some times say will say waiting for Iphone and never move from that screen.. I hate Ios 7.1 should’ve never upgraded… I had my Shsh Blobs saved from cydia but Ifaith says they’re corrupt and RedSnow says they’re fine

    • Reza Aqrobby

      Do I need to get my iphone booted in Pwnd DFU mode with ifaith before restoring the firmware?

      • Michael Edward

        If you are getting any error during procedure, you can

        • Reza Aqrobby

          I got my phone jailbreaked , but It can’t passed the activation.. it’s iPhone 4 with softbank locked contract. Any sugestions to bypass the activation?

          • Haris Adil

            I had the same issue. try jailbreaking with redsnowon installed iOs. It should work

  • Benjamin

    just download redsnow 0.9.15b3 and press extras –> shsh blobs –> fetch then submit then query if in the last step you found the shsh blobs you need then go to ifaith and try again (sorry for the bad english :( )
    hope i can help you :D

    • Guest

      Sir. I want to downgrade from ios 7.1 to ios 6.1.3 .. PLzz help me. i can’t save 6.1.3 shsh blobs using my iphone 4. How can i save shsh blob using iphone 4 in ios 7.1 .. I wanna downgrade but i didn’t want jailbreak. i hate jailbreak devices. am i downgrade ios 7.1 to ios 6.1.3 after is it jailbreak???? i wanna downgrade without jailbreak?????

  • Rachel

    Super thanks thousands gave me problems with error 1600 itunes follow this tutorial and thanks to you I solved the ssh with whom I served to restore with IREB in my case I wanted was to restore it to the same version 6.1.3 iphone 4 download the IREB r7 is assimilating cydia ios 6 because I was having problems installing it again

  • john_mco

    i have COMPLETE uninstall Itunes an then Try to install Itune 11.0 and also 11.0.4 . but after installing its Comes an Error That ” The file Itunes Library.itl” cannot be read because it was created by a new version of Itunes ” ..and then i cant open these Itunes..
    Anybody has Solution for this problem? please help..!!

    • Haris Adil

      for all those who come across this issue. delete the file located in your Users/{PC_NAME}/Music/Itunes folder

  • Maria

    I’m getting error 1600 when i try to recover my phone in itunes. The 6.1 shsh blobs didn’t work so i tried the 5.1 shsh and everything worked fine until I got into recovery in itunes. It shows 1600 error. What do i do.

  • Michael Edward

    You can ask for help, if you are facing any errors.

  • Michael Edward

    You can ask for help, if you are facing any errors.

    • Tyler

      Help me sir… I can’t save shsh blob using my iphone 4 on ios 7.1 …. I wanna downgrade from 7.0.4 to 6.1.3… plzz help me,, I hate jailbreak devices. am I downgrade ios 7.1 to ios 6.1.3 after is it jailbreak???? i wanna downgrade without jailbreak????? Please help

      • Tony

        You need SHSH blobs to create the custom firmware. If you had jailbroken your iPhone 4, then there is a high change the blobs are available on Cydia, so you could try.